How can I provide a well diverse reading curriculum that is challenging as well as engaging for all my students? As a teacher in a variation of medium/low-income/high poverty community, my students and I are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. This will include a multi-cultural curriculum that all my students could enjoy. The curriculum needs to be engaging, challenging and very creative. The students I teach are enthusiastic and ready to learn. They have a desire to excel and do their very best. The school community is 70% low income with 80% free or reduced-price lunch. The academic achievement is very diverse ranging from students with disabilities to ESL to gifted and talented.
I am not alone in my love of books and the belief that people relate to the stories they read. As a reading teacher I try my best to inspire my students with the love of reading. I teach them how literature helps them imagine and become creative. I also teach my students that reading a book allows them to become whoever they would like to be, go places where they would love to explore and then begin with writing as well as learning to comprehend and appreciate other cultures and customs that might be unfamiliar to them. Reading also allows for children to explore the unknown, gather information that piques their interests.
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